A recent article in the Foreign Policy gives the details of a Iran’s terrorist group, listed as a terrorist group by the US State Department and enjoying the dubious distinction of having deep involvement in terrorists’ activities for a long period but now is associated with the US government. It is not merely a coincidence or mistake. The states too harbour terrorists. It is well known that a successful agent has to be a double-agent, means working for both the sides. The difference remains of involvement to the extent with which side. Therefore, it is not something new. Even in the name of counter-insurgency, states are known to infiltrate terrorist groups.